New Hampshire and Vermont are consistently ranked very high when it comes to measuring quality of life. In fact, the State of New Hampshire’s “Life Index”, a compilation of independent national studies on quality of life among the 50 states, rates New Hampshire as #1 and Vermont as #3.
New England is a very special place to live, work and become part of a community. We have some of the most advanced educational institutions, best health care, and diverse cultural and recreational offerings you will find anywhere in the country. The public schools are excellent, the mountains are beautiful, and the lakes are pristine. No wonder so many people love it here.
Concord, New Hampshire
Concord, New Hampshire's state capital, is set on the beautiful Merrimack River in the center of the state. With more than 270 years of history, the city is rated as one of the best places in which to live and work in the country. It is the home of some of the finest health care networks in northern New Hampshire, including Dartmouth-Hitchcock Concord.
Concord is only 20 minutes north of Manchester Airport, providing easy access for travel. New Hampshire's seacoast is about an hour’s drive, while Boston is less than an hour and a half away.
Keene, New Hampshire
Keene is located in New Hampshire’s southwestern corner, nestled between Mount Monadnock and the Connecticut River Valley. Keene is less than a two-hour car ride to Boston, Hartford and New Hampshire's seacoast.
A city of about 22,000, Keene offers a vibrant downtown that includes Cheshire Medical Center. Keene offers access to recreation for all seasons and a bucolic countryside.
Lebanon and Hanover, New Hampshire
The Upper Connecticut River Valley area of central New Hampshire and Vermont includes the towns of Hanover and Lebanon, New Hampshire. Known as "The Upper Valley," this region attracts people from around the world for its scenic beauty and cultural events.
The Upper Valley area offers a wide variety of cultural and recreational activities for people of all ages. Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center is the flagship of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health system.
Manchester, New Hampshire
The largest city in New Hampshire and northern New England, Manchester offers a full range of business, cultural, recreational, and educational opportunities. The city features traditional festivals, open-air markets, great restaurants, sporting and concert events, and world-class care at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Manchester.
Manchester prides itself on being close to everything. Within an hour's drive, you can be on the shore of the Atlantic Ocean, gazing at the tallest peaks of the White Mountains, in the pristine Lakes Region, or in the heart of Boston.
Nashua, New Hampshire
Nashua is the only city in the country voted the "Best Place to Live in America" twice by Money magazine. Located just north of the Massachusetts border, Nashua is nicknamed the "Gate City" for its close proximity to Boston, the White Mountains, and the seacoast. Nashua and the Greater Nashua region offers a wide array of food and entertainment.
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Nashua offers quality care at the main office in Nashua and satellite offices in Hudson, Merrimack and Milford.
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Bennington is a classic New England town in southeastern Vermont. It features a historic downtown and a vibrant cultural scene with live theater, art galleries, and museums. In 2012, Dartmouth-Hitchcock signed an affiliation with Southwestern Vermont Health Care to create Dartmouth-Hitchcock Putnam Physicians, a multi-speciality physicians group.
White River Junction, Vermont
Directly across the Connecticut River from Hanover and Lebanon, White River Junction hosts a collection of eclectic and energetic art, food and outdoors establishments. Highlights include The Center for Cartoon Studies, the Vermont Institute of Natural Science, Northern Stage Theater and Quechee Gorge.
White River Junction is also home to the Visiting Nurse and Hospice for Vermont and New Hampshire, the home for hospice care in Vermont and New Hampshire.
Located on the Connecticut River and in the shadow of Mount Ascutney, with two lakes in downtown, Windsor is an outdoors paradise. Downtown features breweries, artisans, the longest two-span covered bridge in America and more than 360 buildings in one of the largest Historic Districts in Vermont.
Windsor is home to Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center, which includes Mt. Ascutney Hospital in Windsor and Ottauquechee Health Center in nearby Woodstock.